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For Goodness sake, GET RID OF THE ANNOYING AUTO SLEEP!!!

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by zubinh, May 15, 2013.

  1. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    I've seen many people complain about this, but has anyone actually contacted TiVo directly by phone to complain about it and insist the issue get escalated? Sometimes this is the only way the engineers doing the software find out about the problem and desired change.
     
  2. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    And you're calling my remark "Wise-ass"? You totally ignored the fact that for the poster to whom my response was intended, it was more than just "walking a hundred feet", he had to disarm his alarm system. Admittedly that is at least partially my fault since, while I had read the post in which he mentioned that fact, I quoted an earlier post if his..
     
  3. aaronwt

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    Not in my bedroom. My cell phone rarely goes past the entry door since that is where the charging station is and it connects to my cordless phone over BT. So as soon as I come in the cellphone goes on the charger and it has automatically connected so that I can make or receive any calls on my cordless phone from my personal cellphone, my work cell phone, and my landline.

    And my tablets were not in the bedroom either.
     
  4. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    Ah, OK. So much for that idea. :)
     
  5. Jeremy5

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    Giving this thread a bump. I just returned to TiVo with a new Roamio and two minis after a several year hiatus. While I am generally happy with what I've found, the time-out is my number one gripe. I like to sleep with the TV on, and no longer can. In my office, I like to have the TV on in the background and not have to fumble for the remote every 90 minutes.

    TiVo, please give us a choice! I do not ever need my Roamio to have all 6 tuners and would happily choose a "never time-out" setting.
     
  6. lessd

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    I don't think it is giving you all your tuners is the main reason for this as in the TP-4 one tuner is set only for the Mini (until DTA if ever) I think this time out is TiVo answer to keeping your network traffic down, but just give us some options TiVo.
     
  7. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    For those with a server running 24/7 one potential workaround is to have a simple program that uses the telnet capability to mimic a remote key press on the Mini every 60 minutes or so to prevent the timeout from happening.
     
  8. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    Options would be nice, but while network traffic might be a consideration, I think it is also a tuner issue.

    Question for those with a Mini and a Roamio - if all of the other tuners are recording something, are you given the option to let the tuner you are watching on the Mini change the channel and start recording? And default to a "yes" if there is no response? IOW, does it work like watching "live" TV on a TiVo?
     
  9. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    If the host Roamio needs the tuner being used by Mini to record something it will prompt the Mini user if it's OK to take the tuner, with default answer of yes. So if Mini user does nothing then the tuner is taken by the host Roamio.
     
  10. lessd

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    It can't be a tuner issue as when the Mini first came out as you had to assign a tuner from your Premiere 4 for the Mini, so you only had 3 tuners to record, Mini on or off, and for the Roamio, if it needs a tuner to record it will ask the Mini to give up its tuner, default is yes. The only logic I can see with this Mini time out is network traffic reduction and maybe some power reduction also (to get a green rating ??).
     
  11. aaronwt

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    My Minis use around 5.7 watts while streaming a channel and around 5.2 watts when just in the menus. A half watt savings is not very much.

    If I put the Mini in standby it uses 4.4 watts. But you have to manually put the Mini in standby.
     
  12. lessd

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    The 1/2 watt is still a 9% savings, I don't know what it takes to get this new green rating, and I don't know if the network system uses more power when the Mini is showing a channel, what about the Roamio (or TP-4) the Mini is connected to, any power savings when the Mini goes off line??
     
  13. aaronwt

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    I don't recall specifically checking my Roamio power usage when streaming to my Minis. I'll need to look at it sometime.
     
  14. aaronwt

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    I just checked the power usage of my Romaio Pro. When streaming live channels concurrently to both of my TiVo Minis, the power usage of my Pro increased by .2 to .3 watts. This was also while one recording was taking place.
     
  15. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    LOL - there are lies, damned lies, and statistics.
     
  16. cr33p

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    Has anyone analyzed the differences in power usage using MOCA vs Ethernet?
     
  17. lessd

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    I only guessing as to why they put this timeout in the Mini without any user control, does not seem to make sense as some people use (or want to use) the Mini to have the TV on all night in the bedroom, or in a workout room where your spending more than 90 minutes working out and want the TV on (or the kitchen for background TV) .
     
  18. swerver

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    Well I for one like it, built in sleep timer for my bedroom tv, unlike you goofballs I like the tv off when I sleep. But I definitely agree it should be configurable.
     
  19. Bigg

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    They should make it user configureable... however, people should NOT be sleeping with the TV on. It is not healthy to have excess noise and light in your room while you are sleeping.
     
  20. aaronwt

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    ??? How is it not healthy? If it helps people sleep then I would think it's healthy. Personally I don;t sleep with my TV on, but I have a very difficult time sleeping with little to no ambient noise. I need some ambient noise, like a fan or heat pump outside and I will fall right asleep. If it's quiet I will toss and turn for hours since I can hear every little noise from all over. Like insects outside, creaks from things expanding and contracting, people talking or using the bathroom from 2 floors up. I hear too much when it's quiet. I need some ambient noise to drown it out. I'll even hear a watch or clocking ticking from down the hall which along with the sound of running water are two of the most annoying sounds to me. And I can't use ear plugs because then I will hear my blood flowing and my heartbeat. WHich will prevent me from sleeping as well.
     

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